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Registration is now open for Editors Canada’s 40th anniversary conference!

Editors Canada is pleased to announce that registration for our 40th anniversary conference is now open!

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Celebrating in Atlantic Canada

Conference 2019 takes place June 7–9 at the Westin Nova Scotian hotel, right near the boardwalk in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This year is Editors Canada's 40th anniversary so we're going to take the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with a weekend packed with learning, networking and fun.

Linden MacIntyre and Sheree Fitch to give keynote addresses

Linden MacIntyre Profile Photo

The conference will open Saturday morning with a keynote address by Linden MacIntyre, a renowned journalist and author, who has spent 50 years working in print, television, and radio. His career at the CBC includes 24 years at The Fifth Estate, 7 years as a journalist-producer at The Journal, and 3 years as host and national editor of the CBC current affairs radio program Sunday Morning. He is the author of seven books, and his second novel, The Bishop’s Man, was the winner of the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Sheree Fitch Keynote Speaker EAC Conference 2019 Editors Canada

We'll wrap up on Sunday afternoon with Sheree Fitch, a multi-award-winning writer, speaker, and educator. Since the publication of her first book in 1987, Toes in My Nose, she's travelled the globe as a visiting poet and storyteller, writing instructor, and literacy educator. She has also received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, an award given to authors with a body of work that is inspirational to Canadian children.

Speakers and sessions

Our speaker coordinators are hard at work finalizing sessions and developing this year's program. We have a number of excellent speakers lined up and will post sessions descriptions and bios to the website as they are confirmed. Watch out for topics like using macros, dealing with "editorial anxiety," and tips and techniques for working on citations and graphs. We'll also be arranging sessions that highlight Atlantic Canada, including a presentation on the local Mi'kmaq culture.

Fun, festivities and further learning opportunities

Don't miss the opening reception on Friday evening or the awards banquet on Saturday evening (featuring the always hilarious Oops Awards).

In addition to our regular conference program, Editors Nova Scotia will offer a full day of pre-conference professional development seminars on Friday, June 7.

Register early to save

Editors Canada members always register at discounted rates, but if you register before March 29, you can take advantage of the early-bird discount to save even more:


  • $399 to attend both days (regular $499)
  • $299 to attend only one day (regular $369)


  • $599 to attend both days (regular $699)
  • $399 to attend only one day (regular $469)

Pre-conference seminars and the banquet are subject to additional fees.

Partnership discounts

Good news! If you are a member of one Editors Canada's partner organizations, you are eligible for the same discounted rate as Editors Canada members:

  • To attend both days — $399 (before March 29) or $499 (regular)
  • To attend only one day — $299 (before March 29) or $369 (regular)

Our current partner organizations are:

  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (including all its member associations)
  • Association of Registered Graphic Designers
  • ACES: The Society for Editing (US)
  • Editorial Freelancers Association (US)
  • Institute of Professional Editors Limited (Australia)
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders Ltd (UK)


Our official conference hotel, the Westin Nova Scotian, has a limited number of rooms available at a conference rate of $199/night for single or double occupancy. Book your room online now.

Join the conversation on social media

We can't wait to see you all in Halifax this June. Join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter @EditorCon for updates about the conference program, and use the hashtag #Editors19 to let us know you'll be there!

Sponsorship opportunities

Do you want to reach hundreds of editors, writers and communication professionals? There are plenty of sponsorship and advertising opportunities at the 40th anniversary conference. Please send an email to for more information.

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Please note that once a registration has been processed, it can't be altered. If you'd like to add extra tickets or pre-conference seminars to your registration, you can purchase them separately through the same link. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at

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